Crime and Justice in America STUDY GUIDE

1st Edition

An Introduction to Criminal Justice

Author:

  • Joycelyn Pollock
    • Print ISBN 9781437755787

    Description

    This text offers a concise, affordable and reader-friendly introduction to the criminal justice system. It explores the system in four sections: the criminal justice system as social control, law enforcement as social control, the law as social control, and corrections as social control.

    Designed with the student in mind, each chapter includes: "What You Need to Know," highlighting key points for the reader; brief chapter outlines; review questions; vocabulary lists; and exercises to help students customize the material for different jurisdictions.

    Key Features

    • Each chapter has an outline, "what you need to know," photos, charts, jurisdictional exercises, web site links, and vocabulary words with definitions.
    • Chapter one introduces students to "how to write a research paper."

    Table of Contents

    SECTION I: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AS SOCIAL CONTROL

    1. Criminal Justice as Social Control

    2. Crime in Society

    3. Why Do People Commit Crime?

    SECTION II: LAW ENFORCEMENT AS SOCIAL CONTROL

    4. Police in America

    5. Police Operations

    6. Policing and the Legal Process

    SECTION III: THE LAW AS SOCIAL CONTROL

    7. Law and Society

    8. Courts in America

    9. Due Process: Arrest through Sentencing

    10. Juvenile Justice and Corrections

    SECTION IV: CORRECTIONS AS SOCIAL CONTROL

    11. The Function of Corrections

    12. Pretrial Diversion and Probation

    13. Prisons and Jails

    14. Parole and Re-Entry

    15. Looking Toward the Future: Criminal Justice in the 21st Century

    Details

    No. of pages:
    420
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2008
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Anderson
    Print ISBN:
    9781437755787

    About the author

    Joycelyn Pollock

    Joycelyn M. Pollock (Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany; J.D., University of Houston) is Professor of Criminal Justice at Texas State University. She has published more than 25 books (including subsequent editions) in the areas of ethics, female criminality, corrections, and law. In 2011, she was appointed to the U.S. Office of Justice Programs Science Advisory Board.